Ah, camping: relaxing under Australia’s enormous sky, with nothing to do and no place to be! We haven’t been for a long time, and have never taken Jules, so this year and early next year we’ll have to pack our bug out bags and just go for it.

What kinds of camping would we like to try?

CAMP (Car-Assisted Migration Protocol)

So, my idea is that we should have the car basically ready to go – roof rack on, medkit in the glove box, emergency “grab bag” ready and waiting if not already in the car – and that when we’re going camping (and/or escaping the chaos of a doomsday situation) we can (reasonably) quickly add the camping stuff to the roof and just go. In theory, we could use this to flee the city or even just take an extended vacation.


  • Water
    • Need to get a big water container
  • Food
    • Need to pack some freeze-dried stuff ala the BIKE setup
  • Shelter
    • OZTent RV3 (on roof)
    • Inflatable mattress
      • … but we could use a better one
    • Sleeping bags
  • Fire
    • lighters
    • fire starters
    • tinder
  • Comms
    • mobile phone chargers
    • SW radios (Baofeng?)


  • Medkit
    • Glovebox
  • Navigation/orienteering
    • GPS
    • Maps
  • Cooking
    • Liquid-fuel stove + pot with fuel
    • Firestarters
    • Pot holder
    • Cutlery
    • Plates/bowls
  • Tools/Equipment
    • Axe/hatchet
    • Knives
    • Fishing gear
  • Light
    • LED lantern
    • more torches needed


  • Electronics
    • car chargers
    • wifi-4G access point
  • Hygiene
    • soap
    • microfibre towels
    • tampons
    • toothpaste + brushes
  • Clothing
    • spare outfits, socks, underwear, hats, gloves
  • Money
    • Some amount of cash in multiple locations in the car
    • Spare emergency credit card
  • Entertainment
    • Cards
    • Travel games
    • …?

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